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East Side Parish Family,
A storm is coming. In order to prepare for what many are calling one of the worst snowstorms in recent memory, the city is beginning to prepare and shut down.
I spoke with Miner Principal Dr. Evans today and she shared with me that they are shutting down the school for the weekend – there’s no school on Friday – and all of the weekend events across most of DCPS are being cancelled; unfortunately that also means our Sunday services.
Practically what that means is that we will not be having Sunday worship services at Miner this Sunday (January 24th).
That said, there are a few things that I want to encourage us to do as we weather the storm.
First, I want to ask you to care for your neighbors. A couple of weeks ago we passed out shovels and de-icing salt making the point that when it does snow, you can be prepared to help out your neighbors by shoveling their sidewalk, steps and stoop.
Second, I want to invite you to gather in homes with those in your community. The Capital Weather Gang is anticipating that the storm will break Sunday morning and that’s when folks will begin coming back out of their homes and begin shoveling out. I hope that you will join them. I’m planning on having folks in my small group join me on my block to assist with the shoveling and then hosting a Sunday brunch.
I’m encouraging other East Side Parish small groups to do the same. I want you to be safe. But, frankly, even more than that I want you to be salt and light even in the midst of storms - for that has always been the hallmark of our faith.
This Sunday, instead of coming to Miner, shovel some snow, meet some neighbors and share a mid-morning breakfast with your community, remembering the One who shelters us from storms.
- Pastor Matthew Watson